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Quite simply put, I'm looking for something new to delve into. My MMO career started about 8 years with WoW (of which I still play today), but I feel like I've lost the RPG component of the MMORPG. Now, don't get me wrong, I still play WoW and enjoy it (mostly because I've been more or less playing with the same group of people since I started), but I'm treating the game more robotically now, rather than getting immersed into the game itself (things like min/maxing, daily to-do tasks, and the game has become more a social gathering with some stuff added on). Now, I totally understand I will never catch that spark of first loading into WoW, but there's no reason I cannot really invest and enjoy something new.
Over the past years, I've tried out a couple different MMOs. I was heavily entrenched in EvE for a number of years, but eventually found myself in the position where nothing was really interesting to me anymore (plus, I'm more of a PvE junkie than PvP, but it was the social aspect of the game that kept me around). Rift was another one that I found myself investing some good time into. The problem was, I played it just like I did WoW, and when I realized I was basically playing two WoWs, I eventually let Rift go. I did give it a shot again after the game went free to play, but it didn't really hold my interest more than a couple levels past 50. Guild Wars 2 was another I spent a couple months playing, but without any real end game (at the time), I quickly got bored and left it. I did try Tera, but lost interest after a matter of hours, same with The Secret World.
So here I am, and I figured no better place to come than here (I've been lurking around for a while now!). I am willing to give anything a fair shot. Subscription, free to play, it does not matter much to me (though I may perfer a subscription or a silly buy-max-level cash shop), and age doesn't matter much either. The only things I ask are fun feeling combat (I don't mind collecting gnoll ears, but I want to have fun smashing the gnolls to bits with a hammer to collect their ears), a strong PvE component (some PvP is OK, but I'd rather co-op with people to do quests, dungeons, etc.), a strong social component (and a good healthy community), and a good long journey to max level (whatever interpretation of "max level" might be).
That said, in the past I made the mistake of trying to play different MMOs like WoW, which never ended up working, and I fear I let some real gems slip through my fingers, but I thought I'd start fresh, and see what all you have been investing your time into, because I would like to do the same.